Halfling

In a world with no light, the human seeked the lightnings, the ones with the light. No one knows where they came from, but all know why they do not exist anymore. The hunting. They were hunted down cause of their light, so now none is left. Expect the Halflings, the only one that bring light, and can make it. Everybody wants one, so now it them that’s hunted. They look like humans, disguise themselves for protection. But sometimes, just sometimes, they can't hold the light in, and they get caught. I'm a Halfling, I live like the humans, until that day where my light gets to bright. And a guy sees me.

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1. Chapter 1

 

 

In a world with no light, the human seeked the lightnings, the ones with the light.
No one knows where they came from, but all know why they do not exist anymore.
The hunting.
They were hunted down cause of their light, so now none is left.
Expect the Halflings, the only one that bring light, and can make it.
Everybody wants one, so now it them that’s hunted.
They look like humans, disguise themselves for protection.
But sometimes, just sometimes, they can't hold the light in, and they get caught.
I'm a Halfling, I live like the humans, until that day where my light gets to bright.
And a guy sees me.

If you haven't realized it yet, I am one of those Halflings. So yeah I am very popular.
Or more like not, my mom have hidden me from society until my 16 year old birthday when we taught I had learned to control my powers. It turns out I haven't, on my 17 birthday and I'm going home in completely darkness. Oh, wait. Perhaps I should tell you a little more about that.
The year is 2180, yeah the future, flying cars you may think. Not so much I'm pretty sure we still live like the start of this century. But anyway, in year 2150 the unthinkable happens, the sun dies.
Scary I know, many taught that that would be the end of us too, it was. But not in the way we taught it would. Instead earth got surrounded my completely darkness, I mean like think of the darkest thing you know and then double it. In this era as some may call it, we had learned to only get our main source from the sun, so when that died, all our lights did too. Cause no one had ever taught about this could happen so candles weren’t really made anymore. But when the sun died and all light died, and then did all electricity.
So we all really fucked. The genius used our last power to try to learn the way they created light in the old way but failed. And when our last light resources were gone people got scared.
Should we forever live in darkness where we don’t even can see our own hands?
No, because in 2054 they found out that there actually was another species than humans on earth, when some people started to light up in the dark. No one has ever given the race a name other than the glowing, so that’s what we are gonna call them.
Anyhow this species could not only create light, they where light. Each and every one of them had their own kind of light and color. Fire, electricity and on and on. But there wasn’t many.
And people was scared of the darkness, so they begun to hunt them down, to get the light themselves.
In 10 years each and every one of them was death.
Killed my greedy humans that wanted them for themselves, and ended up killing them in the process.
And here do we come in, the Halflings. The mix breed, the new favorite toy.
The glowing had gotten children with humans, and created the new species Halflings.
No one is really sure of how many of us there is, because most of us is hiding cause now we have become the hunted. We have the same powers as the glowing, we could create light and was light.
But we weren’t as easy to spot as the glowing, because where they couldn’t turn out their light.
We can, we have a hard time doing so, and it takes a lot of practice not to play light ball somewhere.
But most of us have learned, and those who haven't. Well, those are the ones getting hunted.
I personally have white light, like my dad, or that’s what my mom told me because I never got the chance to meet the man when I would have remembered him.
he died when I was 2, trying to protect me and my mom, and got me this neat lightning scar, when he accidently fired a lightning bolt against me and the person that have captured me.
And yes I did say lightning bolt, some of the glowing had powers other than being shinny.
My dad was one of them with his lightning.        
Now I’m pretty sure that when I was born I had two blue eyes and not one blue eye.
Cause of the lightning I have one white eye with the scar where the lightening hit me.
But maybe I should tell you a little about what I know of the Halflings cause I am one and the things I have heard about us in school. Our light doesn't show on our whole body to begin with, it start at our hands and grow on our bodies as we ages, like me. I can now almost fully glow. Great right? We can do that when we turn 20 years old. How older we get how easier it is for us to control this light, and hide it so we look like normal humans. Some of us also have the powers, but it mostly the male parts of us, and when a girl finally have one they usually pretty useless. So mostly of Halflings is it my gender that got caught even though we may have the powers. When a Halfling get caught we get this awesome collar with our owners name like a dog. We usually get used in industries to help grow food because it needs light.
Some of us Halflings have three stages different for all, or simply just two or one. Stage one when with me, my veins start to shine this pure white light, this is what I normally can't control. Then I have the pulsing light in my hands second stage, and then what I have heard the last one when I will look like a walking white light.
And all we can do if we get caught is hope we get a nice owner, because we are stuck with them if we isn't lucky enough to escape or get killed of someone that also want us.
it is against the law killing or stealing us when we first has a owner, they will get killed for it.
But people are desperate so it still happens, and cause of that the government don’t think there is many of us left. Cause they have found out we can't produce offspring, so when this generation is gone.
Earth is again a cold and dark place.
But as I said my mom hided me from the society until I was 16 and we hoped and taught I have learned to control my powers. Only when I started in school that I found out that wasn’t the thing.
We first fully learn to control our powers in our twenties or sometime before if we have someone that can teach us. But we can from a early age extract light from our hands, so even as kids we are useful.
 And let me just say I didn't, I have never meet a Halfling before, or at least not one I know was one.
Cause as me they hide.
But some people don’t really care if we live or not, we are more useful living cause we can then create light and such, but even as we die we will still glow. I learned that when we die we will slowly turn into stone that give out our light, and is almost just as good. So even as we are dead they still use or corpse.
There is still many things they don’t know about us, like my bad eye my dad turned to white can actually see in the dark like what I believe if it was day. Like the goggles. A scientist created the goggles that make it possible to see in the dark. But they really expensive so not many have one.
but my eye works just like that, so the one pair we have my mom use cause I don’t really need one.
All schools and hospitals has one so we still can see in the dark, but they have to be left on the school.
now you may think I can't really look like a human with one white eye.
And many have actually taught the same, but my mom told the people at the school that I was caught in the middle of a capturing of a glowing and he hit me with a light ball and that’s why.
And it mostly the truth so they believed her. So I am not in danger cause of that.
But now you may think, how do those without the goggles navigate in the dark? We simply adjusted too it, we wear bells around our wrist so other people will know we are there so we not go into each other.
But somehow we have just adjusted into living like this and can maintain what we think is a normal life, even without the glasses. And now I think I have covered must of what is going on to go back to when my life changed for the worse. as I have said, we taught I have learned to control my powers, but it turns out I didn't, I was walking home from school when I suddenly feel it, this summing in my palms, I look down and see this faint pure white light that lightning up my veins so they glow, this only happens when I can control it or hold the light on a low blush. and suddenly my hands glow of this pulsing light, I try to get it away but can't, I get totally scared cause if anyone sees me they can turn me in and get the price for capturing or giving information on a Halfling. So I hide my hands in my jacket and turn around.

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